Our winners and runners-up of the 2018 Beer, Bros & BS World Cup of Beer are here! The process we used to select the winners and runners-up has been mentioned in the previous parts of this series. You can find the previous articles below:
World Cup of Beer
World Cup of Beer: Group Stage
Now, onto our winners and runners-up:
Winner – Russia – Лоботомия 2018 Фронтальная (Lobotomy 2018 Frontal) Triple-Bourbon BA (12.8%) – AF Brew
Runner-up – Uruguay – Breakfast Stout (6%) – Birra Bizarra
Winner – Portugal – Blommer I Madeira (12%) – Mean Sardine Brewery
Runner-up – Spain – Black Block Bourbon Aged (13%) – Cerveses La Pirata
Winner – Denmark – Beer Geek Vanilla Shake Barrel Aged Bourbon (13%) – Mikkeller
Runner-up – France – Amorena (14%) – La Débauche
Winner – Croatia – C4 (6.3%) – Nova Runda
Runner-up – Iceland – Surtur Nr.38 (10.8%) – Borg Brugghús
Winner – Switzerland – Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (11%) – BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes)
Runner-up – Serbia – 02 Kolaboracija Caramel Stout (10%) – Kabinet Brewery
Winner – Germany – Berliner Style Weisse, Brettanomyces Lambicus Special Edition (3%) – Bayerischer Bahnhof Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei
Runner-up – Sweden – Lorelei (Barrel Aged Extra Maple) (10.5%) – Omnipollo
Winner – Belgium – Zenne y Frontera (7%) – Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen
Runner-up – England – Yellow Belly Sundae (12%) – Buxton Brewery
Winner – Colombia – Macondo (5.7%) – Bogotá Beer Company
Runner-up – Poland – Imperium Prunum (11%) – Browar Kormoran
Congratulations to all our winners! Now onto the knockout stages.
First off, we have 16 teams remaining from the original 32. The final 16 teams will be paired up using the same format as the World Cup with the winner moving on to the next round. From there we will be down to the quarterfinals, then the semifinals and ultimately the final match. You can see the image below of what the knockout stages look like.
To simply put it, our next round of the 2018 Beer, Bros & BS World Cup of Beer will look like the following:
Russia vs Spain
In the first match, a triple bourbon barrel aged beer that hails from Russia versus a single bourbon barrel aged beer from Spain.
Denmark vs Iceland
The second match features a Danish imperial oatmeal stout against an imperial stout from Iceland.
Switzerland vs Sweden
In the third match, a blended sour ale from Switzerland goes up against an imperial porter from Sweden.
Belgium vs Poland
The fourth match features a blended Lambic from Belgium and a Baltic porter from Poland.
Portugal vs Uruguay
A Portuguese imperial stout aged in Madeira barrels goes up against a breakfast stout from Uruguay.
Croatia vs France
The sixth match features Croatia and one of the few IPAs in the tournament going up against an imperial stout from France.
Germany vs Serbia
Germany and its top-rated Berliner weisse is featured in the seventh match against a Serbian brandy barrel aged imperial stout.
Colombia vs England
For our final match in the round of 16 we have a highly rated coffee stout from Colombia versus a sweet imperial stout from England.
Did your pick make it from the last round? Which eight beers, or countries, do you think will continue to the next round? Message us below with your picks.
(Featured image credit: thegadgetqueen.com.au)